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REPORT 



OF THE 



WORK OF THE SIXTEENTH YEAR 



OF THE 



PacifiC'^fiardeii'S'Missloii 



Ending; September 15, Ij393, 



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100 East Van Buren Street ^ 



CHIGHGO. 




J.A.Slraub,Son&Co. Prs. 41 W.Washington St. Chicago. 




REPORT 




To-Day, 

September 15th, 1893, marks the Sixteenth Year of 
RESCUE WORK AMONG THE MASSES 

In Darkest Ghieago. 

As we recall the loving kindness and tender mercies of our 
Heavenly Father during the past year, our hearts are profoundly 
greatf ul for the degree of prosperity which has attended this « 

i labor of love. 

' Marvelously, indeed has the good hand of God been revealed 
in protecting and upholding this work, upon which His signal 

(blessing has been so wonderfully manifested from its beginning. 
Of all the years the dear Lord has permitted us to labor among 
the lost aod perishing, the broken-hearted and discouraged,who 
abouna in this neglected part of the city, the past year has been 
the most fruitful. 
While the sacred memory of the Founder of this Mission ever 
lives fresh in our hearts, the influence of his consecrated life 
, will never cease to be felt upon this work, for all time to fome. 
Thousands of hearts are filled with gratitude all over this land as 
they recall the warm shake of the hand, and God speed extended 
to them when they were bowed down with grief and sorrow 
and thousands will rise up in eternity to call him "blessed, 
that his great heart of love was touched with such tender com 



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pas!*ioii as he looked upon the multitude which were going 
dowu to destruction and, led him to inaugurate this work 
yeais ago, in a little room on South Clark Street. The attend- 
ance has ever been increasing and we can safely estimate that 
including all the meetings held, nearly two hundred thousand 
heai- the gospel annually. 

The flttendanee 

during the past year has been remarkable, and we are amazed 
at the great number of strangers who find theii- way to the 
Mission nightly. The seating capacity of the hall will accom- 
modate between five and six hundred and it is not uncom" 
mon to see the room filled during the week and Sundays to 
overflowing. These gatherings are cosmopolitan, represent- 
ing all kinds and conditions of men, from the poor, help- 
less drunkard and harlot, to the respected and well-to-do mem- 
bers of society. The reputation of this Mission has become so 
extended, that strangers coming from different parts of the 
country to visit this great city, naturally take in the Pacific 
(iJarden Mission, as one of its points of interest. 
» Regarding the amount of good accomplished eternity alone 
will r'V^il. Ac'irite lurnbirs hav3 not b33n kept, but 
care'ul observation nightly will warrant us in saying that about 
one huiidred Seekers weekly express a desire for a better life, 
and we trust are led savingly to the Lord Je>us Christ, and 
numbering the results from the Converts meeting on Sunday 
mornings, and a well attended Bible Class, the number of pro- 
fessed seekers will «loubtless reach more than six thousand 
during the year. 

So many strangers are coming and going, that it is 
impossible to follow them up, but once in our midst we endeavor 
to speak a word to each one as they pass out. handing them a 
tract and ascertaining if they are saved, thus often an encour- 
aging word and warm shake of the hand has been the turning 
point in many a life, and oui hearts have often been made to 
rejoice that the word of counsel spoken in weakness has, by the 
blessing of God resulted in leading the strangers to the Lamb 



of God who '-taketh away the sin of the world," so we are en- 
couraged to "cast our bread upon the waters' assured that it 
will "return after many days." 

In an **upep i^oom'' 

the work of the eyeuing is begun by waiting before God for 
the endowment of power for service, thus equipped the workers 
go forth to honor the gieat name of Him who came "to seek 
and to save them which was lost." 

The Open Rip Gathet^ings 

from May till November are held outside the Mission door, and 
under the blessing of God has attracted the attention of hun- 
dreds while passing by, and as they have listened to the old old 
story of Jesus and His love, we trust they have been led to see 
themselves as lost sinners, and by faith have given their hearts 
to the Son of God and gone on their waj rejoicing. 

The Pfaise Service 

is a special feature of the meetings, lasting half an hour, every 
one is supplied with a song leaflet, and all join heartily in the 
singing, accompanied by the Organ, Piano and Cornet, thus 
making an inspiring and effective chorus of praise, and many a 
hard heart has been subdued as the Holy Spirit has blessed the 
gospel in spng. After a season of prayer, a brief gospel adiiress 
followed by stirring testimonies by the redeemed of the Lord, 
and then the inquiry meeting to gather up the lesults, are the 
order of exercises. 

Evet^y flight in the Veap 

these meetings are conducted with ever increasing interest, and 
as we have different speakers each night, and new voices are 
heard confessing Chiist as their Savior, the interest never abates 
but is "like ihe dew upon the mowed grass, aad as the showers 
that water the earth." 



The Charitable Work of the mission 

lias become a verj important factor, the multitude of heart ren- 
ding appeals that come to us from the poor^ sicA;and distressed^ 
are of such a nature, that immediate assistance is often found 
absolutely necessary, as many of these cases do not come under 
the rules of our charitable institutions. Many of these unfor- 
tunate ones are without means and unable to find employment, 
consequently must be temporarily cared for. 

County Hospital Visitations 

are one of the means employed to reach the unfortunate. When 
we remember that hundreds of the sick and friendless find re- 
fuge in this institution, you will readilv see how our mission- 
ary finds ample opportunity to tell of the Great Physician who 
is able to heal both soul and body, and as he goes from cot to cot 
distributing tracts and praying with those who are yearning for 
a better life, many a poor sufierer has been made to rejoice be- 
cause of the healing touch of the great Physician. 

Jail Work. 

Owing to the large increase of visitors in Chicago the Cook 
County Jail has been obliged to open their doors wide and every 
available space is occupied. Over 600 inmates are Incarcerated 
behind the bars including boys, women and men, and the num- 
ber increasing. Faithful distributions of tracts, testaments 
and religious reading, with personal appeals to each one about 
their spiritual condition, has been greatly blessed and multitudes 
rescued from a life of sin. 

Sixteen years of experience in this work, convinces us that 
this is the most favored opportunity of carrying the gospel to 
thosf.' who have been victimized by the great soul destroyer. 

The Converts JAeeting 

held every Sunday Morning at half past nine, is indeed a most 
cheerful gathering. As you listen to the experiences of those 



who for years were lost and hopeless, and see the marked change 
that has taken place in their life, one can but exclaim 'Hchat a 
wonderful Savior ^'^ Prodigals that have returned, families that 
have been reuuiied, lost ones restored, constituts the themes of 
their thrilling testimonies. 

Bible Study. 

Too much cannot be said regarding this feature of the Mis- 
sion work, which under the efficient instruction of its teacher 
Mrs. E. B. Swift, has been wonderfully blessed of God. It is an 
impresive sight to see from seventv-five to a hundred people, 
many of whom are redeemed drunkards and gamblers, with the 
more intelligent student of the Bible, all sitting *iike Mary at 
the feet of Jesus,'' listening to his word. Through this the 
coDverts are built up to become efficient workers. 

Cmme Preventing Agency. 

Within a radius of a mile, all class of criminals of both sexes 
abound from the pick-pocket to the genteel conlidence man, and 
from the poor harlot on the street, to the professional shop-lifter, 
to these classes the Mission is well and favorably known. Night- 
ly many of this class attend the meetings, and as thej^ listen to 
the testimonies of those who were once associated with them in 
crime, but now, by the Grace of God are living honest, sober, 
and industrious lives, they have often been induced to abandon 
their lives ot sin, and have become honest and respectable mem- 
bers of society. We have the co-operation of the Police offi- 
cials, as they recognize this work as an important factor of 
preserving peace and protecting the interest of citizens. 

The Annual Christmas Dinner 

is looked forward to with great anticipation among the poor, 
homeless and friendless. From seven to eight hundred are 
served to a turkey dinner on Christmas day, bringing cheer and 
a ray of sun-hine to many a desolate heart. The service begins 



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with songs, prayers and short aclJresses. No adequate descrip- 
tion can be given of this gathering, one must be an eye witness 
to be impressed with this scene. To look upon such a mottled 
assembly awakens the deepest emotion, as they realize that eaob 
one represents a member of some broken home, somewhere. 
The pathos that is depicted on many faces and the tears that 
trickle down many a cheek as they are reminded of better days, 
speaks louder than words, and we believe this little act of kind- 
ness goes very far toward encouraging them to a better life. 

niedical ITiission. 

We welcome this auxilliary to our Mission work and thank 
God that lie has put it in the heart of Dr. J. H. Kellogg, to open 
a place where the unfortunate poor can receive medical treatment 
gratuitously. For many years the founders of the Mission from 
the multitude of appeals have realized the importance of such a 
work, and we welcome most gladly this noble enterprise. 

In connection with the above, free baths and a free laundry, 
has been opened, where the poor and unfortunate are always 
welcomed. As the winter months approach a great many poor 
ret honest men find it impossible to obtain employment, and the 
increasing appeals for relief has induced them to furnish what 
is called a penny dinner consisting of a large bowl of nutricious 
soup and bread, served at the noon hour, also at six o'clock. 

This good work is not confined to their Medical Mission, but 
trained nurses are furnished who minister to the sick and un- 
fortunate in their homes imitating the example of the Savior 
who went about doing good. 

A Chinose school is also under their auspices, with sixty 
seven names enrolled, who nightly receive instruction from 
faithful teachers. 

Xo work in Chicago, merits greater commendation than 
this heaven inspired organization to uplift humanity, and to 
alleviate the suffering. 

We bid God speed to Dr. Kellogg and his consecrated work- 
ers in this Christ like benefaction. 



The Finances 

of this work, are largely supplied by voluntary contributions, 
from generous hearted Christians, and the balance by the Su- 
perintendent, who has always contributed her services since 
the work began, and has been enabled to give a portion of 
each day, and niglttly artendance to the Mission. 

Our heart felt thanks, are extended to these generous don- 
or s, for their encouraging woids and timely aid in maintain- 
ing the work, and we trust, we may find it in your hearts to 
stand by us in the futuie. 

We are also indebted to the Chicago Tract Society, and to 
Bio Sayles, for the large quantity of tra ,s for distribution. 

To the various pastors, we waiit to extend our thanks, for 
their co-operation, and for the generous contributions received 
from their churches, also donations to the Mission, for the free 
printing of cards, by J. C. Benedict, and W. H. Pottinger. 

The Mission still continues in the same location. We were 
obliged to secure the lease at "World's Fair prices." 

From the 1st of May, until the present time, we have sub 
let on terms that enables us to realize nearly a proportionate 
ncome, bqt expect we will have to deduct a percentage after 
the 1st of Oct(»ber, which will greatly increase the rent of 
the Mission Hall, for the next seven months. 



TESTL/^ONIES. 

A younw" man arose a few evenings ago. and said, "I have 
always been a hard case. A few years ago I went into a Sal- 
vation Army Meeting, was the leader of a gang of young fel- 
lows who tried to breaiv up the meeting, and when the Capt. 
came down to c^niet us. 1 struck him in the face, and so dis- 
figured him, that I was obliged to leave town, or serve a term 
of imprisomnent So I joined the regular Army, served for 
four years, last evening as I was passing b}, I was induced to 
come in this room, and while listening to the sermon and testi- 
monies, something seemed to posess me, 1 realized what a 
great siiuier I had been, and when the opportunity' was given 
for prayers. 1 went up to that altar, and I confessed my sins. 
The Lord pardoned me and I went out of this room a saved 
man. To day, has been the happiest one of my life, xndi I in- 
tend to serve God. all the lemainiJei- of mv days. 



Another gray haired man about sixty years old, arose and 
said: I have been bound by the appetite of strong drink all 
my life, and with that, all the other sins that could be named, 
swearing, gambling, lying, stealing etc, but the dear Lord has 
taken them all away. Some four months ago T came in here 
and after hearing testimonies 1 asked the Lord to have mercy 
on me. and he has taken away the appetite for strong drink, 
for tobacco, and all those other sins, and 1 am a free man 
from all those vices which had nearly destroyed my life. I can 
not praise God enough for what he has done for me. 



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Still another num arose and said: 1 was too far ooiie to be 
helped by any institution. They would not take me at the Re- 
formatory Institutions, I was so low down with drink, but 
when I came in here, kind friends took me by the hand, which 
inspired a little hope in me, and I went out from this room 
and spent one night under a tree, lono^ing and praying fora 
better life. Abmit foui* o'clock in the morning, the Lord heard 
me and delivered me, and although I was very weak for many 
days, 3'et the Lord has wonderfully kept me. I now have a 
good situation, am doing well, and am a happy man. 



TESTIMOXIES BY LE ITER. 

My heart is filled with gratitude to God for the wonderful 
manner in which he has delivered me from sin. Some four 
years ago, I came in the Mission a poor sin sick man. cursed 
with a terrible appetite for strong drink, which for twenty 
years. I had struggled against in vain. But, thanks be to God, 
aftei hearing the blessed news, that the Lord Jesus had come 
to ''Seek and to Save" just such sinners as I, and listening to 
the testimonies of men who, like myself, were slaves to ever}^ 
form of sin, drunkeness, gambling, profanity and etc. and 
who had been saved by simply trusting in the Lord Jesus, I 
then and there determined to lead a ditterent life. My prayer, 
"Lord be merciful to me a sinner," was heard in heaven, and 
T arose from my knees a new man in Christ Jesus, and he has 
wonderfullj' kept and blessed mo all these years. 



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For a number of years, 1 led a life of dissipation and was 
an all round sinner, an outcast from society, and a hopeless 
drunkard, hopeless because many times I had tried to reform 
without success, each time sinking me deeper into the sea of 
hopelessness. One day 1 was led to go in the facific Garden 
Mission, and after hearing the gospel preached in all its purity, 
and having a few serious talks with our dear friend. Col. 
Clarke, and his wife, I was led to think seriously of the life I 
was then living, and to look for «ome way of escape. One 
night as I sat in the Mission, the truth came homo to me, as 
though borne by a winged dove from heaven, that Christ died 
for me, and to him 1 might look for help. I fled to the cross 
and there Jesus spoke peace to my soul, and through his prec- 
ious blood, my sins were all washed away, and for most eight 
years he has been keeping and blessing me. God bless the Pa- 
Paeiflc Garden Mission, its founders and workers. 



The following letter is from the editor of a paper, in 
Iowa: 

Well do I remember my first visit to Pacific Garden Mis 
sion, it was a night in mid winter, drunk and half clad. I 
stumbled into the Mission, it was you, Mrs. Clark, that took 
me by the hand, and gave me a kindly greeting, drunk as I wa 
I did not fail to see the look of pity, you bestowed upon me. 
1 became interested in the Mission, and went again and again 
and learned to take great interest in the songs, and testimonies. 
it was within the Pacific Garden Mission, that I first realized 
the deep and yawning chasm towards which I was drifting. 
No money, no friends, in a large city, sleeping on the Lake 



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Front, and hauling about the barrell houses, death would be 
welcome sooner than lead that life again. But now, how 
changed, a member of the church, have had this position for 
three years, and with bright hopes and prospects before me. 
While in Chicago a month ago, I stepped into the old place, 
and as I looked upon the picture of the dear Col, 1 could al- 
most see the tears coursing down his cheeks, and hear him 
pleading with sinners to forsake their evil ways. The great 
heart of love, that went out for fallen humanity, has now gone 
to his reward. 



The expenses of the Mission for the 16th year, ending Sep- 
tember 15, 1893, have been ai follows : 

Rent of hall and office, ... - $3,069.95 

Salaries of Missionaries, organist, eornetist and 

janitor, - - . . _ 2,892.00 

Electric light, - . - . . 360.00 

Gas, ... - - - - 30.00 

Printing," ... . . 104.75 

Repairs and sundry expenses of Mission, including 

fuel, - - . . _ . 379.24 

Contributions to the sick and poor, - - 601.74 

$7,437.08 



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AUSTIN, AV.W. - $100 00 
Atwood, F. W, - - 15.00 
Ada:ms, Edoerton 2r>.00 

ChicagoForge&BoltCo 25.00 

BlANCHARD.Plof. - 5.00 

Bell, Rev. H. - - 1.00 
Bacon.Henry - - 10.00 
Brown, Thomas. Jr. 10.00 
BiSSELL. G. A. - - 10.00 
BoLOER, Thomas, Jr. 5.00 

Black. John C. - 25.00 
Buckingham, Clarance 5.00 

In memeiy of 
Burden, Francis A. 5.00 

Barker, Joseph X. - 5.00 
Bierhaus, J. a. - 5.00 

Bible Class P.G.M. - 6.00 
Beach. E. Kellogg - 25.00 
BniD, Rev. QtEO. H. - 6.00 

Batwright, Mrs. Jane 20.00 
BnjiORN Bros. - - 1.50 

Carson, Pierie c<tScoTT 200.00 

Cummings. E. a. - 100.00 

Cook, George - 100.00 

CoRwiTH, Mrs. Mary 100.00 

Curtis, Mrs. L. W. - 25.00 

Chandler & Co. - 10.00 

Cash - . . _ 5.00 

Carpenter, Mrs - 3.00 

Sunday S. Class 3.60 

Cross, F. O. - - 5.00 

Crum, Ed. - - - 4.50 

Crockett, Mrs. A. B. - 1.00 

Carpenter, Wm. - 1.00 



Cash . , . 
Carver & Mc('ay 
Cheeney. Bishop C. Ed. 
Church, 6th Pres. Cor 
" Kenwood U.E. Col. 

•' 1st Baptist Union 
Meeting, Oak Park 

'' 1st Cong. Cor 

'• Warren Av.Cong.Col 

*' New En^. Cong . col. 
Lawson. V. pd §50 

" 2nd Presbyterian col . 
Ralston .H.M.pd §25. 

" fst Presbyterian col. 

" Lake View Pres.eol. 

'" Lake xVv.Un Con.col. 

'' Lake View Cong.col. 

'* LaGrange Pres. col. 

'" JeftereonPkCong.col 

" Auburn Pk Pres.eol 

'• 5th Pres. col. 

•' Hyde Pk.Pres. col. 

'• Humbolt Pk. Luth. 

'• Epworth Mem'J.M.E, 
Edge water col. 

Dodge, Geo.E.P. 
DeWooLF,Mrs.CALViN 

DeGOLYER, \V ATTS 

[)ietz, Wm 
Dickenson, W . H. 
Daa'idsom, wm 

EXCELL, E.G. 

Earl, Joseph 
Elderkin, Geo.E. 



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136.59 

115.05 

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Erwin, Niss Mary 

Ford et Johnson 
Freeman, Thomas 
Friend, 



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Favorite, Cal - 
Fraser, Mrs 
Farnsworth, S.A. 

Green, O. B. 
Gage, Lyman J. - 
Garrettson, R. ■- 
Gdrtrude, Sister - 
Getchel, E. F. 
Gunning Sign Co. 

HiNKLEY, T.W. 

Howell, C.D.B. 

H., Mrs. M.J. - 

HalLjErnBst 

Holt, D. R. 

Hotel, South Shore 
pr Rev. Alex Patterson 

Haupt,H., St.PauI 

|VES, Dr. 

Johnston, Geo. B. - 
Johnston, Miss A. M. 

Knight, Rev. M . G . 
Kohlsaat, H. H. 



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Keen, Miss Agl.e - 25.00 
Kimball, H.H. - - M.OO 
Kellogc;, Mrs. H. L. 5.00 

Leavitt, Dr. S, - 100.0$ 

Laughidge, Chs - 1.00 

Lewis, Gertrude L. 5.00 

Lord, Thomas - 10.00 

Morrison,Plummer&Co 5.C0 
MlDDLER, NV. J. . 25.00 

Moore, X.G. - - 25.00 
McLeod, C. C. . - 8.00 

MgWilliams, L. - - 30.00 



NiVER, D.B. 



10.00 



Osrorne, H. S. & A S. 25.00 
Orr, N, - - - 5.00 

Packard, S. W. - 525.0^ 

Petran,H. - - - 40.00 

Peabody, F. B. - - 10 00 

Penfield, HenryD. - 1.00 

Potter, D.W. - - 100.00 

Piper, D.H. - - - 2.00 

Parks, Sister - - f.OO 

Payne, Mrs C. M. - - 5.00 

PacificGard'n:Mis'n,co1 .874.33 
Pike, S. W. - - 100.00 

Reynolds, Wm.C. - 25.00 

Roberts, L. D. - - 1.00 

Riddle, Mrs. A. - 10.00 

Randall. Mrs W. L. 20.00 

RuGGLES, Chs < '. -• 5.00 

Sprague, Warner &Co. 25.00 
SMiTH,MissH. - - 5.00 
Storey, C, W. & H. C. 25.00 



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SiLSBY, E. W. 


2.00 


Smith, Dr. W. A. - 


10.00 


Safford, J. B. - 


3.00 


Shelden, H. 


76.60 


Seward, W. H. - 


6.00 


Shields Miss 


5.00 


Swift, Mrs Harriet M. 


12.50 


Swift, Mrs E. B. 


- 2.00 


Sniffen.Mp. 


29,00 


Stralb, J. A. Son, & Co. 


2.75 


Thaine, R, S. 


10.00 


Thacker Bros. 


20.00 


Thomas, X. D. 


5.00 


Turner, Mi-s. J. C. 


1.00 



WiLLARD, Rev.Heniy 5.00 

Wilson, J.O. - - IQ.OO 

^VooD Bros. - - 25.00 

WiLLSON Bros - - 10.00 

Wayte. John - - 5.00 

Wheeler, C. Gilbert 12.00 

Wagner, A. B. - - lO.OO 

WHEATONrNlONMEETING37.17 

Webb, S. D. - - 5.00 

Y.P.S. C.E.White Cloud,Kan. 

prGeo. B.Kello^g, 10.00 
Y.P.S.C.E.Elida. 111. 

per Miss Clara Wray, 22.00 

SI P'T OF 31ISSI0N 1,930.92 



Walker, Geo.C 



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We are greatly indebted to the various Pastors, Evangel- 
ists and Christian workers, for the help they have rendered us 
in leading meetings, and to Bro. Waguer, Hubble aud others, 
for their faithfulness, also to Mrs. Alice Hawley, for frequent 
volunteer service on the piano. 

Many of the students, from Bro. Moodys Bible Institute, 
and from the Theological Seminaries, have favored us with 
their assistance in the meetings, to all of whom we extend 
our sincere thanks. 

SARAH D. CLARKE Siip't. 

HARRY MUNROE:, Ass't Sup't. 



BOAKD OF TRUSTEES. 

Samuel W. Packard, 
B. F. Jacobs, 

D. W.Potter, 

Samuel W. Pike, 

Dr. S. Leavitt, 

Geo. D. Eldekkin, 

Harry Monroe, 

Sarah D. Clarke.